Former work and pensions minister Chris Pond is
new chief executive of charity One Parent Families. Before becoming
an MP in 1997, Pond was director of the Low Pay Unit.
At Birmingham Council Tony Howell is to be director of
children’s services, moving from his post of director for
learning and culture. Peter Hay, currently
director for social care and health, will be director of adult
services. Both new roles start in April 2006.
The London borough of Sutton has appointed Paul
Martin as new chief executive. He joins from the civil
service and previously worked for 20 years in local government.
Fiona Denman has joined Education Network as policy
specialist in children’s services and social care. The network
promotes education within local authorities.
David Crepaz-Keay has joined the Mental Health
Foundation as senior policy adviser on patient and public
involvement, with a remit to
promote the views of service users. He was previously chief
executive at Mental Health Media.
Kevan Collins is new corporate director
(children’s services) at Tower Hamlets Council in London. Dr
Collins currently advises the government on primary education and
is a former teacher in the east London borough.
Margaret Cox is newly appointed as principal
reporter by the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration. She
has been depute principal reporter at the youth justice body since
Nigel Druce, formerly social services adviser at
the Improvement and Development agency, is new chair of Better
Government for Older People’s executive partnership board.
Terry Gorman will chair the organisation’s advisory
Angela Glynn is to be national operations
manager at Green Corns, private provider of residential care for
children. She joins from Cheshire Council, where she was child